- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia police officer won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of a man who confronted her with a knife.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced in a statement Friday that there’s insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or District of Columbia charges against the officer.

Prosecutors say Darick Napper approached the officer in her cruiser in northeast Washington in November with a knife in his hand. The officer reversed her cruiser, then got out. Officials say Napper ignored the officer’s repeated orders to drop the knife and said “I will kill you out here” and moved toward her. That’s when officials say the officer fired, fatally wounding Napper.

Officials say before approaching the officer, Napper threatened people at a community center.

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